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From all that's mortal, all that's vain

From all that's mortal, all that's vain

Author: Samuel Medley
Published in 97 hymnals

Representative Text

1 From all that's mortal, all that's vain,
And from this earthly clod:
Arise my soul and strive to gain,
Sweet fellowship with God.

2 Say, what is there beneath the skies,
In all the paths thou'st trod;
Can suit thy wishes or thy joys,
Like fellowship with God.

3 Not life, nor all the toys of art,
Nor pleasure's flowery road;
Can to my soul such bliss impart,
As fellowship with God.

4 Not health, nor friendship here below,
Nor wealth that golden load;
Can such delight or comfort show,
As fellowship with God.

5 When I am made in love to bear,
Affliction's needful rod;
Light, sweet and kind the strokes appear,
Through fellowship with God.

6 In fierce temptation's fiery blast,
Or dark desertion's road;
I'm happy if I can but taste,
Some fellowship with God.

7 So when the icy hand of death,
Shall chill my flowing blood;
With joy I'll yield my latest breath,
In fellowship with God.

8 When I at last to heaven ascend,
And gain my blest abode;
There an eternity I'll spend,
In fellowship with God.

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the use of Christians. 1st Ed., 1816

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From all that's mortal, all that's vain
Author: Samuel Medley
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d208

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d66

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d78

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #215

A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d56

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d131

A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Pious of All Denominations #d24

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of Christians #XL

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #329

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.LX

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.LX

A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 2nd ed. #d32

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A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 1st ed. #XXXII

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d100

Baptist Harmony #d76

Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d50

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #T34

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #234

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d245

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #S32

Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d34

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S59

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d98

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d57

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d128

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d114

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d55

Hymns and Spiritual Songs with Choruses Affixed; as Usually Sung at Camp-Meetings. 24th ed. #d43

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B227

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b227

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d131

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d92

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #44

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d78

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d83

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #287

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Precious Gems No. l #100

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d111

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book. Rev. #d43

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d58

Primitive Baptist Hymnal #d74

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d208

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Psalms and Hymns #768

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d100

Revival Hymns #d47

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #354

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d127

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d67

Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d43

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Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #29

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Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #29

Songs of Zion #d50

Songs of Zion. 8th ed. #d38

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Songs of Zion #54

Spiritual Melodies #d78

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d91

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The American Vocalist #255b

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The Baptist Hymn Book #B65

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The Camp Meeting Hymn Book #65

The Canadian Minstrel #d31

The Christian Companion; or, Camp-Meeting Hymn Book #d26

The Christian Hymn Book #d174

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d78

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d176

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #113

The Christian Melodist, a Collection of Popular Songs, for Use in Public and Social Meetings ... #d91

The Christian Psalmist #d178

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d101

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The Christian Psalmist #301

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d75

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d72

The Good Old Songs #d155

The Gospel Hymnal #d155

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The Harp #115

The Melody of the Heart #d14

The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d62

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The New England Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #82

The Old School Hymnal No. 7. Rev. #d61

The Prayer Meeting Hymn Book #d76

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The Psalmist #S70

The Singer's Choice #d56

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The Sweet Singer of Israel #32

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #436

The Western Harp #d58

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d127

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